This long winter is over. With sunny weather and warm breeze, flowers are on my mind. I went back through my photos of spring and early summer travels and spring flowers images bring back memories of gardens and parks we visited, vibrant colors and unforgettable fragrances.
In Tokyo, tucked among skyscrapers, in the heart of the city, Imperial palace wild wetland irises bloom in all shades of purple and white.
In Kyoto, Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavillion), between elegant stone structures and white sand cones, bright flowering bushes add bursts of color.
In Amsterdam, the flower market of all markets, Bloemenmarkt is definitely one of most fragrant places in the world, especially in spring. There are tons of bulbs, millions of tulips and roses, amazing bouquets and arrangements and my other favorite one of a spring kind – lily of the valley.
In Italy, Lake Como is azaleas and roses paradise. Gardens of Villa Carlotta and Villa Barbaniello are breathtaking, with magnificent vistas of the lake and mountains. And in Varenna, views of the boats on the lake are incomplete without beautifully planted pansies.
High in Blue Mountains of Australia, mountain devil flower appears first as a cute tiny horned devil and then emerges as bright red spiky creature.
Cold Spring, Hudson Valley, prefect american little town is beautifully decorated by loving residents.
Tropical paradise in Costa Rica’s Arenal and it’s magnificent blooming trees in Guanacaste in April are dreamy.